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Russo and Steele returns to Monterey August 11-13

The Russo and Steele Collector Automobile Auction kicks off twenty-first year August 11-13 in downtown Monterey.
See the cars and feel the excitement

See the cars and feel the excitement

MONTEREY, Calif.—The Russo and Steele Collector Automobile Auction returns to Monterey August 11-13, 2021. As part of the automotive industry’s safe return to live, lifestyle events, this auction is among an elite list that contributes to Monterey’s Historic Car Week. This is the twenty-first year for Russo and Steele in Monterey. The auction continues to offer a collection of the highest quality and collectable European sports, American muscle, hot rods and customs with both reserve and no-reserve automobiles.

CEO Drew Alcazar adding to  the excitement

CEO Drew Alcazar adding to  the excitement

As a lead up to the prestigious Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance event on Sunday, August 15, Russo and Steele’s auction is conveniently located in the heart of downtown Monterey. The three-day event will auction collectible automobiles in its safe, highly interactive, visceral ground-level auction arena. Russo and Steele places buyers, sellers and enthusiastic spectators up close and personal with vehicles.

One such special vehicle to keep an up close eye on at the sale is the 2019 Ford Mustang Steve McQueen Bullitt. 

2019 Ford Mustang Steve McQueen Bullitt Number 001 to be Auctioned off at Russo and Steele

2019 Ford Mustang Steve McQueen Bullitt Number 001 to be Auctioned off at Russo and Steele

Back in 1968, actor and “King of Cool” Steve McQueen, starred in the movie “Bullitt”, where he drove a Highland Green 1968 Ford Mustang GT Fastback through the streets of San Francisco on a high-speed car chase. To celebrate the 50th anniversary of the movie, Ford came out with the 2019 Ford Mustang Steve McQueen Bullitt to pay tribute to this exhilarating cinematic masterpiece.

“This commemorative Mustang is perfect for car enthusiasts seeking the thrill McQueen felt as he sped around San Francisco in the classic ‘Bullitt’ movie,” said Drew Alcazar, auction president and CEO. “This vehicle is sure to turn heads at our auction and add to the impressive lineup.”

The model featured in the Monterey auction is the very first Steve McQueen Edition Bullitt Number 2019-001. It has extensive McQueen racing/Ford performance upgrades including a Gen 5 Whipple supercharger system producing 775+HP and over 27 individual component upgrades. It will be presented for auction sale at no reserve at Russo and Steele in Monterey, Thursday, August 12 and Friday, August 13.

Additional Car Specs

  • Highland Green paint
  • 6-speed manual
  • 5.0 liter V8 engine
  • 420 lb-ft torque
  • 480 hp

More on the Russo and Steele Collector Automobile Auction

Wednesday, August 11 is preview day for credentialed bidders and consignors with gates opening 9 a.m. until 5 p.m. Thursday, August 12 through Friday, August 13, the public preview is open from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. with the auction commencing at 5 p.m. daily. General admission is $30 each day. The event takes place in downtown Monterey, on the waterfront by Fisherman’s Wharf at 290 Figueroa Street. For more information about Russo and Steele, visit

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Russo and Steele Collector Automobile Auctions

One of the nation’s premier collector-car auction houses, Russo and Steele Collector Automobile Auctions continues to set records and attract a discerning global clientele. In addition to its reputation for offering stellar collector automobiles, the unique high-energy auction experience is simply unattainable anywhere else. Auctions include a signature event in Scottsdale, Ariz. every January, followed by March at Amelia Island and August at Monterey, California. For additional information, please visit or call 602.252.2697.

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